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‘Sebbe’ wins Sweden’s Golden Bug

Pernilla August nabs best director for debut 'Beyond'

LONDON — Teen film “Sebbe” won best picture at Sweden’s Golden Bug film awards in Stockholm late Monday.

Helmer Babak Najafi’s feature debut, which picked up the first film award in Berlin last year, “Sebbe” tells the story of a troubled 15 year old who lives alone with his mother.

Best director went to actress/director Pernilla August for her debut feature “Beyond,” a bleak family drama that also picked up supporting actress for Outi Maenpaa and editing for Asa Mossberg.

Daniel Espinosa’s crime thriller “Easy Money” took three prizes: male lead (Joel Kinnaman), cinematography (Aril Wretblad) and casting director (Jeanette Klintberg).

Best actress was Alicia Vikander for “Pure,” a film by Lisa Langseth that also won her the screenplay kudo. Vikander is Sweden’s European Film Promotion shooting star at this year’s Berlinale.

In other awards Peter Dalle took supporting actor for his part in Hannes Holm’s “Behind Blue Skies,” and an ensemble award to Magnus Borjeson (composer), Ola Simonsson (director) and Johannes Stjarne Nilsson (director) for the expertise shown in putting together sound and music in “Sound of Noise.”

Sweden’s Oscar choice, Andreas Ohman’s “Simple Simon,” although nominated in several categories, failed to pick up any awards.

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